5. Elizabeth Hartman
A delicate-looking redhead who lived in an apartment on East 68th Street, Elizabeth Hartman first jumped into the public eye in 1966 with her performance in the film A Patch of Blue, for which she was nominated for an Academy Award. However, she later expressed that the “initial success beat me down,” putting her in “a position where I didn’t belong. I was not ready for that. I suddenly found myself failing.”
But despite her success, Hartman found herself in the throes of depression by age 45. In June 1987, Hartman called her doctor complaining of feeling melancholy. Later that same day, she leaped to her death from her fifth-floor apartment in Pittsburgh.